Can I purchase a car without a driver's license?

"I want to buy my neighbor's car before he leaves Michigan, but I don't have my driver's license yet. Can I still buy the car and register it, and then wait until I have the license to drive it?

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Eric Schad
Answered on Apr 13, 2021
“No law exists in any of the 50 states or territories that requires you to have a driver’s license to purchase a car. However, getting the vehicle to your residence could prove problematic unless you have someone drive the vehicle for you.
The real problem comes with getting car insurance. Most insurance companies won’t approve insurance on a vehicle if you don’t have a driver’s license. You might be able to find an insurer by explaining your current situation, but this may prove fruitless. (That said, if you live in New Hampshire or Virginia, you aren’t required to have car insurance, so keep that in mind.)
You’ll need to find someone else to insure the car in the meantime. Yet to do this, the other person usually needs to be on the title. If you have a trusted friend or family member with a driver’s license, this is your best bet. “
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